Why Working At Night Boosts Productivity

December 13th, 2014

We’ve been covering how controlling your environment can increase productivity. We’ve seen how companies are increasingly recognizing the value of allowing workers to choose when and where they work. In terms of where, a major issue is finding a comfortable space to think, especially by avoiding fear in one’s environment and work culture. But when is the optimal time to work? Like artists, many creative technology professionals choose to work through the darkest hours of night. 

Swizec Teller, author of Night Owls: Why Programmers Work at Night, writes, “At the gist of all this is avoiding distractions. But you could just lock the door, what’s so special about the night? I think it boils down to three things: the maker’s schedule, the sleepy brain and bright computer screens.” Check out his discussion in his article recently published in Business Insider.